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Maryland Inmate Charged in Cellmate's Beating Death

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JESSUP, Md. (AP)- Maryland State Police say they're charging an inmate in his cellmate's beating death at the maximum-security Jessup Correctional Institution in Jessup.
    
Troopers announced in a statement Monday that 37-year-old Johnnie Sellers is charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter and assault in the death of 58-year-old Glenn Smith.
    
Police say Smith was last seen uninjured before cells were locked for the night on Jan. 17. The next morning, his cellmate, now identified as Sellers, told a correctional officer that Smith was hurt. Smith died three days later.
    
Police say Smith's death was ruled a homicide, from multiple blunt force injuries.
    
Smith was sentenced in 2002 to life for rape, burglary and other offenses. Sellers has 31 years left on a 35-year sentence for two counts each of carjacking and first-degree assault.

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